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  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 5:05:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 76 replies
    Governing ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Seven more states signed on to a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action halting the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, bringing the total to 24 states, Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. The new states to join the coalition were Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma. The original 17 states, including Alabama, Kansas and Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, arguing that Obama overstepped his powers in enacting such changes on his own. "The president's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of...
  • More abortion bills coming next year (Arkansas)

    12/15/2014 12:55:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Arkansas News ^ | December 14, 2014 | John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK — In its first regular session after passing one of the strictest abortion laws in the country, the Arkansas Legislature is expected to consider several more proposed restrictions on the procedure. In 2013, the Legislature enacted a bill to ban most abortions at 12 weeks or later into a pregnancy, overriding a veto by Gov. Mike Beebe. The law’s fate is now in the hands of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, which is considering the state’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that partially struck it down. In the meantime, several state legislators...
  • 11-year-old girl steals $10K, takes cross-country cab ride

    12/15/2014 7:24:42 AM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    KARK ^ | JEREMY TANNER
    An 11-year-old Arkansas girl on a mission pilfered $10,000 from her grandmother and called a cab — to go to Florida. Like so many rash decisions that feel like destiny, young Alexis Waller figured it was the only way she could reunite with a boy she met while vacationing two years earlier. They had been communicating ever since, she told KARK. So Waller gathered up the cash her grandmother kept in a sock drawer and quietly left their Bryant home after nightfall. Unsure where to go, she walked to a nearby gas station and convinced a stranger to take her...
  • 'US Should Fund Jewish Construction in Judea-Samaria, Not Gaza'

    12/13/2014 11:12:15 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-12-14 | Baruch Gordon
    In a stirring speech delivered at the annual Bet El Institutions dinner earlier this week, former Arkansas Governor and US Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee said that the United States should immediately cease its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and allocate the same amount to housing for Jews in Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank). Huckabee, who led three groups to Israel this year alone, said that he always brings tourists to a random Palestinian shop to ask to see Israel on the maps sold in the store. The shopkeeper inevitably looks confused because Israel doesn’t appear on their...
  • Residents in northwest Arkansas city vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance

    12/10/2014 10:10:40 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 12/10/2014 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Fayetteville residents have repealed a rule that would have extended housing, job and public accommodation protections against discrimination of gays. The Fayetteville City Council had OK'd the anti-discrimination ordinance in August that went beyond state and federal laws. On Tuesday, voters in the northwest Arkansas city voted to repeal the measure. If voters upheld the proposed city law, it would have been the first of its kind in Arkansas.
  • Fayetteville voters repeal "civil rights" ordinance

    12/09/2014 7:37:54 PM PST · by manovark · 9 replies
    This was NEVER a "civil rights" issue to begin with. A horribly misstated and unnecessary ordinance written by people who think exactly like Jon Gruber that voters are too stupid to be told the truth. This was a blatant attempt by a group of individuals to apply a Gaussian blur filter over the first amendment to our constitution. And shame on the media for trying to equate behavioral choices with true civil rights. ‪#‎libertywins‬
  • Arkansas panel OKs pre-abortion ultrasound

    12/05/2014 3:57:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | December 5, 2014 | Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A divided Arkansas medical panel has voted to require doctors to perform an ultrasound test on a patient before an abortion. The Arkansas State Medical Board voted 7-6 Thursday to implement parts of a state law, which also requires doctors to tell a woman the likelihood of a fetus surviving if carried to term, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1tYsSnT ) reported. The board initially rejected the regulation, 6-7, but one member asked for a second vote, saying he wanted to switch his vote to a "yes." He had wanted the board to approve the regulation "under protest,"...
  • Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "P****" Four Times

    12/04/2014 11:48:42 AM PST · by equaviator · 43 replies
    Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those beliefs—specifically, in the context of how Hunter thought supporting Arkansas Republican Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson in his recent election had affected his free agency. Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then Claims He Was Misquoted) Hunter's response: You got some people who are just messy, you know? So,...
  • Mike Huckabee Defies Assumptions About GOP 2016 Field

    12/01/2014 11:56:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/01/2014 | Patrick O' Connor
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been something of an afterthought in the early coverage of the emerging Republican presidential field. That might be a little shortsighted, according to the results of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week. Mr. Huckabee, who defied expectations in 2008 by winning the Iowa caucuses, is viewed more positively by fellow Republicans than nine potential rivals, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The numbers alone aren’t enough to nudge the former Arkansas governor into the top-tier of Republicans considering a bid, but...
  • Arkansas running back strikes ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ pose after TD

    11/30/2014 7:51:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/30/14 | Douglas Ernst
    A football player for the University of Arkansas made a political statement during Friday’s game against the Missouri Tigers when he struck the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters since the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. During the first quarter of the game at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Jonathan Williams, who then put both hands in the air, mimicking demonstrators who turned the “hands up” saying into a rallying cry against excessive force against minorities by police.
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Hillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU

    11/16/2014 9:15:00 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Vine ^ | 11-16-2014 | Wes Clark
    November 16, 2014 Wes ClarkHillary Clinton leads the calling of the hogs after Razorbacks beat LSU Video Link-Turn On Speakers
  • An Out-of-Touch Elitist (Howeird Dean) Complains About Out-of-Touch Elitists

    11/15/2014 6:52:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Howeird Dean-- once chair of the DNC, once Governor of Vermont, who grew up at the Maidstone Golf Club in the Hamptons, attended prep school both in the US and in the UK, went to Yale, dodged the draft-- is having a meltdown again.Once famous for melting down on the air after coming in third in the Iowa caucuses, thereby ensuring he won nothing else, Dean is complaining that Obamacare was written by a bunch of elitists who don’t understand Americans.Well, duh: They’re Democrats. “The core problem under this damn law is that it was put together by a bunch...
  • Potential Dem Presidential Candiate Pardons Own Son on Drug Charge

    11/13/2014 8:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No wonder Arkansas is turning Republican.Democratic Arkansas governor Mike Beebe decided to wrap up his second term by pardoning his own son for a drug offense. Forced out by term limits, Beebe had been discussed as a potential Dem presidential candidate in the New York Times, but he finally made national headlines for the wrong reason.Not content to simply pardon his son, Beebe went through the farce of releasing his son’s request for a “second chance” letter, as if the son of an Arkansas governor needs a second chance or has to write a letter to his father asking...
  • Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges (Party affiliation censored by CNN)

    11/13/2014 6:05:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/14 | CNN
    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for a felony drug charge from more than a decade ago. "It will probably be in the next few weeks," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the governor. "For any pardons the governor does the person has to have finished all terms of their sentence ... and then had a period of time where they've shown they have straightened their lives out." Kyle Beebe, who is now 34, was charged in 2003 with possession of a controlled substance -- marijuana -- with intent to deliver. He was fined and sentenced to...
  • Gov. Beebe (D-AR) plans pardon of son for marijuana conviction

    11/13/2014 1:49:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    KSPR-TV ^ | November 12, 2014
    Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe's office says he plans to pardon his son over a felony marijuana conviction. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said the two-term Democratic governor planned to pardon his son, Kyle, who was convicted in 2003 of felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. DeCample said the pardon recommendation would be included in the final pardons issued by the governor early next month.
  • Mike Huckabee rebuilds political team with eye on another presidential run

    11/12/2014 6:30:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2014 | Tom Hamburger and Robert Costa
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who turned his stunning victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses into a thriving talk show career, is reconnecting with activists and enlisting staff to position himself in a growing field of potential Republican presidential candidates. This week, Huckabee is leading more than 100 pastors and GOP insiders from early primary states on a 10-day overseas trip with stops in Poland and England. Huckabee’s newly formed non-profit advocacy group, America Takes Action, has begun to serve as an employment perch for his political team, recently bringing on a number of experienced campaign operatives.
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Tricked by the Tricky Tricksters

    11/09/2014 10:53:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Last week in Arkansas, Issue 3 passed very narrowly. The win for Issue 3 means the term limits on state legislators will now be dramatically weakened from six to 16 years in the state’s House and from eight to 16 years in the Senate. Plus, a new commission appointed by legislators is now poised to give legislators a big, fat pay raise. You are probably wondering: the voters wanted all that? No. We have reason to believe they did not. They were tricked. They voted for Issue 3 while at sea, confused. That confusion had been stirred into the political...
  • The South: Solid once again—for Republicans

    11/08/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2014 8:17 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washington—from Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOP’s identity heading into 2016. In statehouses, consolidated Republican power affords the opportunity to advance conservative...
  • GOP Pierces Democratic Monopoly on Technology, Targeting, and Voter Mobilization

    11/07/2014 1:21:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 11-6-14 | Ron Fournier
    Sitting at his laptop, Jon Black scrolled over "Arkansas" to see a burst of bar graphs, each representing a week's worth of data on an important slice of the electorate: Republican-leaning Arkansans who often don't vote. Black winced. A crooked blue line skirted just above the top of seven consecutive bars, telling Black, director of voter turnout at the Republican National Committee, that his Arkansas colleagues were short of their goals for this particular cluster of voters labeled "High Value GOP." He called his colleagues in Arkansas. Almost instantly, Tom Cotton's Senate campaign started visiting, calling, and aiming digital ads...
  • Hutchinson wins (Arkansas) governor's race (GOP sweeps all statewide and Congressional races)

    11/05/2014 6:27:56 AM PST · by Arkansas Toothpick · 16 replies
    Arkansas News ^ | November 4, 2014 | John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK — Republican Asa Hutchinson won the Arkansas governor’s race Tuesday, defeating Democrat Mike Ross to put the state’s top office back in Republican hands after Democrat Mike Beebe’s eight years in office.Republican candidates swept all seven of the state’s constitutional offices in an election that saw the GOP take over as the state’s official majority party.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Pro-Life Tom Cotton Defeats Pro-Abortion Mark Pryor in Arkansas

    11/04/2014 7:30:54 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Arkansas had one of the hottest Senate races in the country this Fall and leading national pro-life groups said voters in the Natural State had a clear preference when it comes to which candidate is more concerned about protecting women and unborn children. The National Right to Life Committee, together with its affiliate, Arkansas Right to Life, endorsed Rep. Tom Cotton for election to the U.S. Senate. Today, he defeated pro-abortion Sen. Mark Pryor. tomcotton“As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Cotton has been a strong advocate for the right-to-life cause,” said Carol Tobias, president of National...
  • Breaking Twitter - Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA

    11/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 1,803 replies
    Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected. Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA - if those hold, GOP Senate majority is certain. Watch VA - closer than expected.— Sean Noble (@seannobledc)
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #1 - Paul Fray, F****** Jew B*st*rd

    12/21/2002 4:25:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 7,024+ views
    the Internet | 12-21-02 | dfu
    NOTE: the survival of our Republic is threatened by two things -- fundamentalist Islamic terrorists and Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Bush is leading the fight against the terrorists. It is up to those of us who know the real Hillary Clinton to lead the fight against her. We must shine the light of truth on this dangerous woman so that all Americans may know the real Hillary. #1 in a series. Hillary Clinton has again shown to be a liar without conscience. The following is from the New York Post during the 2000 Senate campaign against Rick Lazio. Hillary Accuser...
  • Sabato’s Final Predictions: Republicans Pick Up 8 Seats In The Senate

    11/03/2014 11:59:16 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2014 | Derek Hunter
    Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and one of the most widely respected political analysts in the country, has come out with his final predictions for the 2014 midterms, and he predicts a good night for Republicans. In his “Crystal Ball” picks, Sabato see an 8-seat pick-up for Republicans in the Senate, which would give them a 2-seat majority.
  • Oh My, Left Leaning poll show Cotton up Nearly Double-digits on Pryor (Cotton +8 - poll D+7)

    11/03/2014 7:19:43 PM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    “The trend line in Arkansas looks gruesome for Mark Pryor,” Guy wrote in his preview post this morning surveying a handful of closely-watched Senate contests around the country. And who among us could disagree? Consider, for instance, this left leaning (D+7) PPP poll, which dropped over the weekend. Despite the fact that the D/R/I sample breakdown is 39/32/29, Sen. Pryor still finds himself on the losing end:
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Black man campaigning for Republicans in Arkansas shares his journey from left to right

    11/02/2014 7:47:23 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/2/2014 | Carol Brown
    This is a fantastic 5-minute video of a black man at a Republican campaign office talking about his journey from being a Democrat to becoming a conservative. Having gone on the same journey seven years ago, I’m ever-intrigued by what causes this shift. And more importantly, how to nurture it in others. In this case, the gentleman in the video was a Democrat because (1) he is black and therefore liberal party alliance is automatic, and (2) he had a long-held belief that the Democratic Party was the party for everyday people.
  • Republican holds momentum in Arkansas Senate race, Dem acknowledges Obama a 'drag'

    11/01/2014 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2014 | John Roberts
    After a long day crisscrossing Arkansas in a motorhome, Tom Cotton receives a rock star’s welcome when he walks into the Craighead County Republican Headquarters in northeast Arkansas. He is there to thank volunteers who have been doggedly working the phones to get voters out to the polls. "I've largely played the part I can play," he tells the crowd. "Now, it's up to you." The work Cotton has done since he declared he would challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has him going into Election Day with a head of steam. The latest Real Clear Politics average has him...
  • Saving Private Turner

    10/29/2014 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of Columbia County's veterans of World War II had stood waiting to be filled all these years, like a silent sentinel. The committee in charge of the monument, once it learned that one of the county's own had been overlooked all these years, did its duty -- just as Private Turner had done his. At long last, it...
  • The Age of Spam

    10/23/2014 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23 | Paul Greenberg
    Consider this an object lesson and fair warning for all those other states that are trying to what they can to improve education or even cut through the bureaucracy that seems to cover it everywhere -- like kudzu. Here in Arkansas, our never-give-up reformers came up with a simple way to let parents, teachers, schools boards, taxpayers and anybody else who's interested -- and we all should be -- know how good a job their neighborhood school is doing. That's right -- the school where little Johnny or Judy goes. Just give each school a grade, the kind you might...
  • In Iowa, Mike Huckabee Is Making Moves

    10/23/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    It was just another routine photo-op at a Republican field office Tuesday morning until Mike Huckabee decided to improvise. In a cheeky attempt to bring himself level with Cody Hoefert -- the 7-foot-tall co-chairman of the Iowa Republican Party -- Huckabee pulled up a chair and began to climb atop it. He didn’t have to complete the physical joke to get the laughs he was looking for from the group of gray-haired volunteers who had assembled for his appearance with Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. “Golly!” the 5-11 Huckabee marveled. “I’ve never felt like a shrimp like this before.”
  • TB&P-Hendrix Poll: Cotton Up 8 Points On Pryor In Senate Race

    10/21/2014 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Republican Cong. Tom Cotton has stretched his lead against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, according to a new poll released by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. Q. In the race for U.S. Senate, the candidates are Democrat Senator Mark Pryor, Republican Congressman Tom Cotton, Libertarian Nathan LaFrance, and Green Party Candidate Mark Swaney. If the election for U.S. Senate were today, which candidate would you support? 40.5% Democrat Senator Mark Pryor 49% Republican Congressman Tom Cotton 2.5% Libertarian Nathan LaFrance 2% Green candidate Mark Swaney 6% Undecided - See more at: http://talkbusiness.net/2014/10/tbp-hendrix-poll-cotton-up-8-points-on-pryor-in-senate-race/#sthash.IGL0U99f.dpuf
  • The Deceivers

    10/19/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them. Sen. Woods (R-Springdale) and State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) co-authored a 22-page, 7,000-plus-word constitutional amendment that voters will find on this November’s state ballot. If passed, the amendment, simply known to voters as Issue 3, will constitute roughly one-eighth of the entire Arkansas Constitution — even including all 85 previous amendments to that document. Issue 3 is so long, in fact, that it cost Arkansas taxpayers more than $1 million to print it in newspapers...
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/18/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 16, 2014
    Republican Congressman Tom Cotton still holds a slight lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 47% of the vote to Pryor’s 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.
  • (BREAKING) 35 injured, 5 critical in Arkansas train collision, report says

    10/16/2014 11:44:42 AM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.16.2014 | FoxNews.com
    A passenger train collided with a freight train Thursday in northwest Arkansas injuring 35, five critically, 5NewsOnline.com reported. The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. and involved four passenger cars carrying 44 people. Emergency responders were at the scene in Washington County and transported 31 to local hospitals, the report said.
  • Ebola in Arkansas? Ozark Regional Health in Clinton Lockdown

    10/16/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    Epoch times ^ | 16 OCT 14 | Zachary Stieber
    Ozark Regional Health in Arkansas is under lockdown because it has a patient that may have the Ebola virus. The lockdown went into effect on Thursday afternoon. The hospital in Clinton is checking one patient for the virus due to the patient’s travel history.
  • Watch: What This Dem Insider Just Revealed Is So Explosive That It Came With A Death Threat

    10/15/2014 7:39:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released his latest startling video this week, offering evidence that Arkansas Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has been lying to his constituents about his position on marriage. Ahead of next month’s election, the lawmaker has reiterated his ostensible support of traditional marriage as he battles a tough conservative Republican opponent. According to the footage published by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, however, Pryor’s true feelings on the matter are much different. Speaking to the chairperson of a pro-gay Arkansas Young Democrats organization, an undercover investigator posing as a homosexual potential campaign donor expressed his “misgivings” about Pryor regarding his stated...
  • Hidden camera exposé: Democratic senator who publicly opposes gay marriage..

    10/15/2014 1:13:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    A bombshell hidden-camera video released Wednesday airs a claim that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has privately told gay rights activists he supports a redefinition of marriage to include gay and lesbians unions. Pryor, who is in a tight reelection battle, has publicly maintained an anti-gay-marriage stance in the red state in order to stay electable
  • Arkansas gay rights leader caught on hidden-camera saying Democratic senator who publicly opposes

    10/15/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Martosko
    A bombshell hidden-camera video released Wednesday airs a claim that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has privately told gay rights activists he supports a redefinition of marriage to include gay and lesbians unions. Pryor, who is in a tight reelection battle, has publicly maintained an anti-gay-marriage stance in the red state in order to stay electable. 'I support traditional marriage, and I've been pretty clear on that for a long time,' Sen. Mark Pryor said in a May 31 news broadcast on KHBS-TV40 in the city of Fort Smith. But one of the state's prominent gay rights leaders told an undercover...
  • Fireworks: Pryor Doubles Down, Calls Cotton "Entitled" Again During Fiery Debate

    10/13/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Today, at the University of Central Arkansas, four candidates sought to convince the voters of the Natural State why they deserve to be elected to the United States Senate. The debate lasted some 90 minutes. The following is my analysis of how the top two contenders fared. Mark Pryor: ItÂ’s no secret that the senator's political ship is starting to sail. As a result, he needs to turn in two solid debate performances this week to give himself some momentum heading into November. And in fairness, he did certain things well today. What was striking to me, for example, was...
  • The ‘Maroon 6’: A Better Way To Look At The 2014 Senate Races

    10/11/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nate Silver
    Fortunately for the GOP, there are six races that lean toward Republicans: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana. We’ll refer to these states as the “Maroon 6” (because maroon is somewhere between red and purple). In each Maroon 6 state, the Republican candidate has a 65 percent to 75 percent chance of winning, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast.
  • Latino group hits Hagan, Pryor could be next

    10/10/2014 8:08:27 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies
    Latinos' furor with red-state Senate Dems escalated this week when the grassroots advocacy group Presente Action began running radio ads against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), targeting her push against executive action on immigration. The Spanish-language ads will air for a week on two stations and tells listeners: "Senator Hagan voted with the most anti-immigrant senators in Congress in support of the continued deportations of our community." Hagan, locked in one of the most competitive Senate races this cycle, has for months publicly resisted Obama moving unilaterally on immigration and that has earned her the wrath of groups like Presente -...
  • CAIR sues gun range for refusing to allow Muslims.

    10/10/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT · by ar15cz75 · 117 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/09/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    "This is not a coffee and donut shop," Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Ark., wrote in an online post last month. "This is a live fire indoor shooting range ... Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan, who says she has "read and studied" the Koran thoroughly, found "109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam." ... Morgan claims that...
  • Huckabee: "I'll Leave GOP, Become Independent"

    10/10/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 103 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10/10/2014 (10:00 am) | Staff
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee warns he'll leave the Republican Party if it stops opposing same-sex marriage and abortion. "I'm gone. I'll become independent. I'll start finding people that have guts to stand. I'm tired of this," he told the American Family Association's radio show. His comments follow the recent Supreme Court decision not to take up gay marriage. "I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they're gonna lose every election in the future," Huckabee said. "Guarantee it." ...
  • James Carville: Arkansas: How Bill Clinton will save the Senate for Democrats

    10/09/2014 1:43:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2014 | James Carville
    As I was having my morning coffee and chicory, I couldn’t help but smile reading Jonathan Martin’s piece on former President Clinton’s recent appearance in Arkansas on behalf of incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, who is facing a tough race for reelection. As one ages, it can sometimes have the effect where you become less certain about things than you might have been as a younger person. There is one thing I am certain of, however: Bill Clinton yesterday was probably the happiest man in the United States. Start with the fact that he is now a grandfather, and combine it...